Jean-Pierre Harb practices in the areas of international commercial arbitration, construction law, and alternative dispute resolution. He routinely represents clients in ad hoc and institutional international arbitration proceedings and advises major construction companies on contractual issues arising from infrastructure projects. He has significant experience working in jurisdictions beyond France, including China, the Middle East, and the Gulf.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Jean-Pierre worked on many international trade law matters. He acted for a Central Asian state in ad hoc (UNCITRAL) arbitration brought by a Swiss company pursuant to a bilateral investment treaty and represented a major contractor in UNCITRAL arbitration against a Middle Eastern state in relation to variation orders and design change under an EPC contract. In addition, he has acted for major airline companies in ICC arbitration involving European competition law issues, a major French pharmaceutical company in ICC arbitration related to the termination of a license/distribution agreement, a major tobacco company in ad hoc arbitration relating to the license of a cigarette brand, a leading aerospace company in ICC arbitration against an aircraft manufacturer in relation to the supply of a propulsion system, and represented a major construction company in ICC arbitration brought by a subcontractor relating to marine infrastructure works in the Gulf.
Jean-Pierre is a member of the Paris Bar Association.